Rival studios tell Deadline Hollywood Daily that early tracking figures for “Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen” say the film could score as much as $175 million for its five-day opening from Wednesday June 24th to Sunday June 28th.
That would make it the second highest grosser, beaten only by “The Dark Knight” which took in $203.7M in its first five days. “Star Wars: Episode III”, “Pirates of the Caribbean 2” and “Spider-Man 3” all took in between $169-172M in their first five days. The first “Transformers” scored $124.1M in the same period.
Meanwhile director Michael Bay showed off new footage from the film at BotCon this week and Seiberton has a spoiler-filled description of what was shown. Here’s an excerpt:
“Scavenger literally forces all the other constructicons into the gestalt ala Scorpion in Mortal Kombat. Tuturro then runs with Sam’s roomate when the scene cuts to Sam and Mikaela running from Rampage.
Rampage begins chasing Sam’s father when Sam jumps in front of him to draw his attention. Sam then says “Wait, it’s not them you want. It’s this, the MATRIX! He then holds up an item and continues to coax Rampage when Bumblebee arrives. The battle begins.”
You can read the full description here.